Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Santiago

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A commanding statue of the Virgin Mary dominates the landscape at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Built in 1904 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the 12 m (39 ft) statue stands on a site sacred to the indigenous prior to colonialism. Visit the church to admire its stone architecture, and step inside to look for several murals and statues. From the top of the hill, you can see over all Santiago and even to the snow-capped Andes. Take a hike up the hill to get there, or for an easier time ascending or descending, ride the funicular or hire a cab. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santiago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The shrine of the immaculate conception is a missed ride for every tourist who visit Santiago de Chile, is Chilean simile to the Christ of Rio de Janeiro (keeping the obvious proportions). The shrine, located on the top of Cerro San Cristóbal (Parque Metropolitano) dominates a view at 180 ° from the capital of Chile (depending on the quality of the air (smog) can be seen with more detail). The top it can be accessed by car, Funicular (train) or cable car and is a visit which can be combined with other activities in the same venue as zones of picnic, pool, sports, Zoo, botanical garden and restaurants.
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  • Must-see visit if you are traveling to Santiago. Located on the top of Cerro San Cristóbal is the imposing image of the Virgin. Visit also the small chapel that is located before arriving to the viewpoint of the Immaculate Conception. To reach it you have to climb several steps, but it is worth.
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  • A beautiful view .... as all in Santiago. But in La Inmaculada Concepcion there are more varieties of sights and also from that visit.
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  • The most wonderful view point in Santiago city
  • Nice place with a good view of city.
  • Wonderful viewpoint, must see.
  • Nice view
  • Peaceful place to relax and buy handmade stuff.